Bibliography - Sexuality and Disability
An Easy Guide To Loving Carefully For Men and Women, Fourth Edition
Lyn McKee, Winifred Kempton, and Lynne Stiggall-Muccigrosso
Illustrations by Vivien Cohen
2002; Winifred Kempton Associates
This book for men and women presents information about sexuality in simple language. It addresses anatomy, abstinence, intercourse, contraception, pregnancy, STDs, sexual health problems, visiting the doctor for a sexual health exam, and sexual orientation. A glossary is included.
Restricted Access: Lesbians on Disability
Victoria A. Brownworth and Susan Raffo, Editors
1999; Seal Press
This anthology represents the voices of lesbians experiencing a diverse range of disabilities. Essays include “Autoimmune Disease: A Personal Perspective,” “Complications: The Deaf Community, Disability and Being a Lesbian Mom—A Conversation with Myself,” “Flirting with You: Some Notes on Isolation and Connection,” and “Hidden Disability: A Coming Out Story.”
Susanne Cambre, R.N., B.S.H.A.
2004; Pritchett & Hull Associates, Inc.
This cartoon-style booklet discusses the emotional and physical needs of people who have had a heart attack or heart surgery. It answers questions about sexual intercourse and discusses the effects of alcohol, prescribed drugs, stimulants, and illegal drugs.
Marca L. Sipski and Craig J. Alexander
1997; Aspen Publishers Inc.
This book consists of 29 chapters written by over 30 contributors. It addresses general sexual function, specific disabilities and illnesses, and treatment concerns.
Gavin Fairbairn, Denis Rowley, and Maggie Bowen
1995; Taylor & Francis.
This book addresses sexuality and people with learning disabilities. It explores the rights that individuals have to be informed about sexuality issues, to form relationships, and to express themselves sexually. Chapters include “Ethics, Learning Disabilities and Sexuality,” “Sweet Little Mystery: The Person With Learning Difficulties As A Sexual Being,” “Exploitation, Abuse and Assault: The Sexual Misuse of People With Learning Disabilities,” and “Being and Becoming: Sex Education, Responsibility, and the Limits of Inclusion.”
Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D. and Søren Buus Jensen, M.D.
1988; Guilford Publications.
Using an integrative biopsychosocial approach, this volume reviews basic skills needed to comfortably discuss sexuality with chronically ill patients, assess sexual problems through both psychological and medical approaches, and create a systematic treatment plan.
Signs of Sexual Behavior: An Introduction to Some Sex-related Vocabulary in American Sign Language
1979; Terrance J.
This book presents sexuality-related vocabulary in American Sign Language. It offers clear illustrations of more than 130 signs. Comprehensive explanations and notes on derivation are included. A video illustrating the signs is also available.
Mariam Kaufman, Cory Silverberg, and Fran Odette
2007; Cleis Press
This book is designed for people with a wide range of disabilities — from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, and multiple sclerosis. The guide is written by a physician, a sex educator, and a disability activist, and covers aspects of sex and disability, such as building a positive sexual self-image; positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure; dealing with fatigue or pain during sex; and finding partners.
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